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Rupp Arena Set For $15M In Tech Upgrades, With Improved Wi-Fi Coming In '16

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15

The Lexington Center BOD yesterday "voted unanimously" to approve a $15M Rupp Arena "technology overhaul that includes a new center-hung scoreboard, wireless Internet for fans, and changes to the roof infrastructure so the arena can attract more concerts and major events," according to a front-page ...

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